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Agronomy Minor

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Feed the world.

The Agronomy minor provides training in plant, soil, and pest management. It complements a variety of majors by providing a focus on the science and technology of producing and using plants in agriculture for food, feed, fuel, fiber, and land restoration. Employment possibilities include careers in crop consulting, crop/plant & soil research, seed and forage production, and marketing agricultural inputs (fertilizers, seed, chemicals). The minor strengthens employment opportunities in government agencies, such as, the Cooperative Extension Service, Farm Service Agency, Agricultural Research Service, and Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.